Thursday, November 22, 2012

Israel Retrogrades Itself

Another observation:

Israel has, in accepting this "truce" framework, retrograded itself (retrograde motion is motion in the direction opposite to the movement of something else, and is the contrary of direct or prograde motion) to the early 1950s, with the UN ceasefire* supervision framework, but now with Egypt in charge. 
Since I grew up with that being the most bothersome issue pro-Israel Zionists in the Diaspora faced in the field of hasbara, I can assure you, we are really in trouble.
I remember arguments about pro-Arab Scandinavians in charge and being unable to follow tracks across to Jordan and Egypt.

In addition, ince terror needs terrorists, the fact that Gaza's population is confident and convinced that Hamas won out, there will continue to be a supply of humans to kill Jews.
That is not good.

And one more:  it seems that with the 'assistance' of the media, the current public consciousness is that the life of one Israeli soldier is worth more than many Israel civilians and therefore the military operation of the IDF stalled and we failed our country, sorry, Bibi/Barak/Evette failed.

This 'equation' is immoral.  The soldier is there to protect the civilians but if the ground invasion was helod up because of 'losses' expectation, then what we have is a situation where the civilians are sacrificed for suspect political gains and this result is used to save the soldiers - but at what ultimate cost?

P.S.  Will Egypt now be allowed to collect surcharges on the transportation of arms through the tunnels instead of Hamas?
Compare yesterday's ceasefire agreement to this language from United Nations Security Council Resolution 50; May 29, 1948 [S/801]

The Security Council,
Desiring to bring about a cessation of hostilities in Palestine without prejudice to the rights, claims and position of either Arabs or Jews,
1. Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to order a cessation of all acts of ammed force for a period of four weeks;
2. Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to undertake that they will not introduce fighting personnel into Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan and Yemen during the cease-fire;
3. Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned, should men of military age be introduced into countries or territories under their control, to undertake not to mobilize or submit them to military training during the cease-fire;
4. Calls upon all Governments and authorities concerned to refrain from importing or exporting war material. into or to Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Transjordan or Yemen during the cease-fire;
5. Urges all Governments and authorities concerned to take every possible precaution for the protection of the Holy Places and of the City of Jerusalem, including access to all shrines and sanctuaries for the purpose of worship by those who have an established tight to visit and worship at them;
6. Instructs the United Nations Mediator in Palestine, in concert with the Truce Commission, to supervise the observance of the above provisions, and decides that they shall be provided with a sufficient number of military observers;
7. Instructs the United Nations Mediator to make contact with all parties as soon as the cease-fire is in force with a view to carding out his functions as determined by the General Assembly;
8. Calls upon all concerned to give the greatest possible assistance to the United Nations Mediator;
9. Instructs the United Nations Mediator to make a weekly report to the Security Council during the cease-fire;
10. Invites the States members of the Arab League and the Jewish and Arab authorities in Palestine to communicate their acceptance of the resolution to the Security Council not later than 6 p.m. New York standard time on 1 June 1948;
11. Decides that it the prevent resolution is rejected by either party or by both, or If, having been accepted, it is subsequently repudiated or violated, the situation in Palestine will be reconsidered with a view to action under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations;
12. Calls upon all Governments to take all possible steps to assist in the implementation of this resolution. 


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